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Choosing kit (September 2009)

  • Jacket review: Dainese Gran Premo Pelle

    30 September 2009 by Michael Neeves

    Jacket review: Dainese Gran Premo Pelle

    Dainese Gran Premo Pelle Jacket £399.99 Miles covered/time: 6000/4 months What’s good? Dainese are brilliant at making motorcycle leather jackets. They’re stylish, fit beautifully and I can...

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  • Fitting new exhaust to GSX750

    23 September 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Fitting new exhaust to GSX750

    Q. I have a 2002 GSX750F K2 and the exhaust has corroded on the silencer at that entry to the downpipe. Compare and buy motorcycle exhausts The question is can I fit any aftermarket can (slip-on)...

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  • Best all-weather tyres for Kawasaki ZX-10R

    23 September 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Best all-weather tyres for Kawasaki ZX-10R

    Q. I have a 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R currently fitted with Bridgestone BT016s. They are fantastic tyres, however can you suggest some tyres suitable for winter road riding? Compare and buy motorcycle...

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  • Converting a sports bike to tourer

    23 September 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Converting a sports bike to tourer

    Tired of the racing crouch on your sports bike? MCN's problem solving community has the answer on our forums... Compare and buy motorcycle products JBCompetes: I have a 2001 Fireblade that I threw...

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  • Dunlop Qualifier RRs pass the toughest test

    16 September 2009 by Michael Neeves

    Dunlop Qualifier RRs pass the toughest test

    I've just returned from a 3200-mile trip to Spain and back on my Ducati Streetfighter, and the Dunlop Qualifier RRs I'd fitted worked like a dream. Compare and buy motorcycle tyres They offered the...

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  • How to fit tricky new grips

    16 September 2009 by Marc Abbott

    How to fit tricky new grips

    Presuming you've already tried plenty of soap, WD40 or brute force, try this... If you can bear to ride your bike to a tyre depot or garage forecourt on bare metal bars, then you can insert...

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  • Why do tyres have wire in them?

    02 September 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Why do tyres have wire in them?

    The high-tensile steel wire in motorcycle tyres is also known as the 'bead' and runs circumferationally around the inner part of the tyre. Compare and buy motorcycle tyres It's job is to anchor the...

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  • Tyre advice: Slippy roads in Southern Spain

    02 September 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Tyre advice: Slippy roads in Southern Spain

    I have recently moved to southern Spain and I ride a Ducati Monster S4RS. Compare and buy motorcycle tyres I have ridden my bike a few times since living here but I am having serious trouble with...

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